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Community

Swisher Legion Junior Auxiliary garage sale to be May 4

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Junior Auxiliary is hosting a garage sale at the upper level of the Swisher American Legion Saturday, May 4. The proceeds from this sale will go to support the English River Outfitters. A non-profit organization that supports veterans in the town of Washington. If you have items to donate, please price them and contact Holly Ziegenmeyer hzieg@live.com for details on where and when to deliver your item(s) prior to May 3.

Join NL’s trip to Cubs, Cardinals game May 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Join North Liberty Recreation Department staff to see the local baseball favorite, Chicago Cubs, versus the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Stadium on Wednesday, May 8.. Register early, spots fill up fast.
Don’t worry about the hassle of getting tickets, driving, tolls or parking because the recreation staff have it covered. Seats will be in the outfield terrace.
The bus will stop for food at the Oasis in DeKalb on the way home, but will not be stopping on the way there. Food and drink are allowed on the bus in a small cooler, but no alcohol is allowed.

May Day breakfast Saturday, May 4

SOLON– GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club will sponsor a May Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church serving egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12 at the door. Children under 5 eat free. Proceeds benefit the Solon Public Library and the Solon Community School District libraries.

‘Meal and a Movie’ April 26

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates are showing the widely acclaimed musical “Les Miserables,” starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Solon Public Library. The catered meal will represent three of Solon’s eateries; Subway’s club sandwich, Reggie’s Weenies’ award-winning chili and El Sol’s fabulous mocha tres leches cake. Call 319-624-2710 for reservations or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

Lakeview Elementary ‘Party at the Park’ Kernels game April 28

SOLON– There will be a Lakeview Elementary “Party at the Park” at the Cedar Rapids Kernels game on Sunday, April 28. Gates open at 1 p.m. with the game starting at 2:05 p.m. Get a chance to throw out the first pitch or participate in on-field contests. There will be a “Halfway to Halloween Post-Game Helicopter Candy Drop.”

Solon Public Library

We’ve got your adult fiction best-sellers

The library has the latest best sellers in fiction for you. These are the top nine best-sellers according to the Neilsen survey of best-selling hardcovers for the week ending March 31.
No. 1: “Lover At Last” by J.R. Ward (11th installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series).
No. 2: “Six Years” by Harlan Coben.
No. 3: “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult.
No. 4: “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson.
No. 5: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.
No. 6: “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout.

Solon School News

School calendar reminders

April 25: HS P/T conferences: 4 until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
Thursday, May 16: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
Sunday, May 19: Commencement exercises, HS gymnasium, 2 p.m.
Monday, May 27: Memorial Day holiday.
Monday, June 3: Last student day, 11:30 a.m. dismissal.
Wednesday, June 4: Teacher work day.
Please check out the school’s on-line calendar for many other upcoming events and schedules.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

Advocates seeking nominations for Solon Senior of the Year 2013

SOLON– May is senior month and the Solon Senior Advocates are seeking nominations for Solon Senior of the Year. Send in your written nomination of the person you feel best fits the criteria of this award, someone who has given of themselves in service to the community through volunteerism, enhancing the well-being of others or someone always ready to assist or provide help when needed. Your nominee should live in Solon or the immediate area and be over 60 years of age.

Old Gold Diner to host Lakeview fourth graders April 24

SOLON– Old Gold Dining will be hosting a fourth grade class on Wednesday, April 24.
There are usually 22 students that come, and organizers would like to have at least one senior citizen for each student. Non-seniors are also welcome with a reservation and a payment of $5 for the meal. Please try to join this fun occasion and visit with these young Solon school students. Call 624-2251 before noon the day before to make reservations. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., so plan to arrive by 11:15 a.m. The class that is scheduled to come this month is 4C.

Last chance to register for Tee-Ball and coach pitch leagues

This week is the last chance to register your son or daughter up for Tee-Ball and Rookie Baseball/Softball leagues through the Solon Recreation Department. Tee-Ball is for boys and girls currently in kindergarten or entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2013. Coach pitch baseball and softball is for boys and girls age seven and eight. Registration for all youth programs can be done online at https://solon-iowa.cogran.com. Forms can also be found on the City of Solon’s website at solon-iowa.com.

Solon Public Library

Early-out craft program

On school early-out days, the library offers free programming for school-aged children. On Thursday, April 18, we will be making a clay craft project. Program starts at 1 p.m. and pick up time is 2 p.m.

“Win With Reading” month

Solon Robotics to host open houses April 25 and May 4 at middle school

SOLON– The Solon Robotics Teams are hosting two open houses. The dates are April 25 from 3:15 until 7 p.m., and May 4 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Industrial Tech Building behind the middle school.
Solon Robotics is open to any middle school or high school student in the Solon school district or surrounding communities. Parents and students should stop in and see what next season’s challenge will be, see some of last season’s robots and meet students who are already in robotics.
Additional information is available from Bill Mattaliano at solonrobotics367@gmail.com.